Clinton Giants at Waterloo Diamonds

July 6th, 1989


Giants
Name POS AB R H RBI
Rueben Smiley CF 11 0 1 0
Jeff Bonner RF 10 0 3 0
Frank Carey 2B 7 0 3 0
Eddie Tucker DH 11 0 0 0
Daniel Rumsey LF 5 1 1 0
Shannon Coppell LF 3 0 1 0
Adell Davenport 1B 5 0 0 0
Mark Standiford 3B 6 0 1 0
Royce Clayton SS 8 2 2 0
Jeff Brauning SS 3 0 0 0
Tony Michalak 3B/1B 10 0 3 1
Juan Lopez C 7 0 4 1
Jon Pattin C 2 0 0 0
Diamonds
Name POS AB R H RBI
David Cunningham 2B 10 0 2 0
Reginald Farmer CF 6 1 1 0
J.D. Noland CF 2 0 0 0
Mark Gieseke 1B 6 1 2 0
Bob Curnow C 2 0 0 0
Michael King DH/C/1B 10 1 1 1
Tim Holland LF/3B 9 1 3 2
Scott McNaney 3B 8 0 3 0
Michael Messerly LF 2 0 0 0
Ed Ricks RF 10 0 2 0
Ray Holbert SS 10 0 0 0
Pedro Lopez C 2 0 0 0
Terry McDevitt PH 1 0 0 0
Donald Fowler P 1 0 0 0
Osvaldo Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0
Billy Reed PH 1 0 0 0
Chuck Ricci P 2 0 0 0
Luis Galindez P
Jeff Hart P 1 0 0 0

E-Carey, Rumsey, J.Lopez, Gieseki, HR-Holland, King, SB-Carey, Runsey 2, Clayton 4, Cunningham 2, Farmer, Gieseke, Booner, SACB-Carey, Lopez, Farmer

Clinton 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 19 2
Waterloo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 4

Giants
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Kevin Rogers 7 1 1 0 2 12 ND
Steve Reed 2.2 3 2 2 0 5 ND
Joel Estes 5.1 5 0 0 1 3 ND
Andy Ghelfi 9 4 1 1 2 8 L (1-1)

Diamonds
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Jose Lebron 6 7 3 1 2 8 ND
Donald Fowler 6 3 0 0 0 4 ND
Ron Morton 2 2 0 0 1 1 ND
Richard Slomkowski 2 2 0 0 1 0 ND
Brad Hoyer 1 1 0 0 1 0 ND
Chuck Ricci 5 2 0 0 3 1 ND
Luis Galindez 1 0 0 0 1 0 ND
Jeff Hart 2 1 0 0 0 0 W (7-4)

HB-Cunningham (Ghelfi), WP-Lebron, Ricci, PB-Lopez 2, Paffin, BK-Rogers
T-7:37, A-876

Notes-Game ended on August 17th, 1989 in Clinton
Holds record for longest game in Midwest League history

Waterloo nearly lost 3-1 in regulation, but a two-run home run in the ninth inning by Tim Holland extended the game. Waterloo nearly won 4-3 in 15 innings, but an apparent game-winning single was wiped away when Mark Gieske failed to run from second base to third. The play ended in a fielder’s choice and kept the game alive, similar to “Nessy’s Negligence” or “Merkle’s Boner.” Tucker batted in one of Clinton’s best extra-inning opportunities in the top of the 19th and lifted a bloop to right-center field that was caught by Waterloo’s Opie Cunningham, starting a triple play.

Game ended in the 19th at 1:00am. Following 5h46m of ball.

Thank you to Chris Kleinhans-Schulz of the Bowling Green Hot Rods for a lot of this info.